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coffeepot

coffeepot

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Description
Inverted pear-shaped coffeepot decorated with intertwined horsechestnut branches around its shoulder and a cast cluster of horsechestnuts on its hinged, trumpet-shaped, circular lid; engraved "M\L/K" on one side above the circular, low-domed, ruffle-edged foot. Floral-decorated S-curve spout and high-loop, C-curve handle pinned into ivory insulators; body perforated at spout. From a six-piece coffee and tea service, 1980.0027.01-.06.
Underside of flat bottom struck incuse with a stylized "M" trademark, "815" above "3 1/2 P'T'S." in roman letters,and "STERLING" in sans serif letters.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coffeepot
date made
c. 1900
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
ivory (insulators material)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/2 in x 10 in x 5 3/4 in; 21.59 cm x 25.4 cm x 14.605 cm
ID Number
1980.0027.02
accession number
1980.0027
catalog number
1980.0027.02
1980.0027.01-06
Credit Line
Gift of Henry and Mary K. Porter
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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